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The Brooklyn Bridge

When it was completed in 1883, it was hailed as the eighth wonder of the world. The Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to be electrically lighted and the longest suspension bridge in its day. It was built to link New York's Manhattan district and Brooklyn district across the East River.
Designed by a German immigrant engineer called John Roebling, it took 14 years to finish, at a cost of $15 million and 20 lives, including Roebling's own.
The bridge deck measures 478.5 m across between towers that rise 82.8 m above the river. Side spans 279 m long, connect the towers to the shore on either side.
The Brooklyn bridge originally had carriageways, cable railway tracks and an elevated walkway. Today, there are six lanes for traffic on its 39 m-wide deck with a million cars crossing daily. The cable railway tracks were removed in 1944, but New Yorkers still stroll, bike or jog along the walkway, which was restored in 1982.

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